Government tells nurses to justify their absense from work

A number of nurses and health workers have been asked to exculpate themselves for failing to meet government’s deadline for reporting back for work.

According to Government controlled ZNBC, Ministry of Health Acting Spokesperson, Elizabeth Chimeza, says the move is aimed at determining the reasons for their failure to heed government’s directive to resume work.

She has appealed to all the affected nurses to quickly respond to enable government determine their fate.

Dr. Chimeza said in an interview with ZNBC news in Lusaka that some nurses could have failed to turn-up due to various compelling factors.

Government had given the striking workers up to Monday, june 29 to end their work stoppage or face dismissal.

The workers started trooping back to work on Monday following the government ultimatum.

The government had warned that it would take stern action against workers who would ignore the directive.

The Nurses and other health workers were demanding a pay rise and an increase in uniform,night and shift allowances.

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